'''Darrell Huff''' (July 15, 1913 – June 27, 2001) was an United States|America
n writer, and is best known as the author of ''How to Lie with Statistics
'' (1954), the best-selling statistics book of the second half of the twentieth century.
["O How to Lie with Statistics remains the most popular statistics book ever written." J. M. Steele. [http://www-stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~steele/Publications/PDF/TN148.pdf Darrell Huff and Fifty Years of ''How to Lie with Statistics'']. ''Statistical Science'', 20 (3), 2005, 205–209.]
Huff was born in Gowrie, Iowa
, and educated at the University of Iowa
, (BA 1938, MA 1939). Before turning to full-time writing in 1946, Huff served as editor of ''Better Homes and Gardens (magazine)|Better Homes and Gardens
'' and ''Liberty (1924–1950)|Liberty
'' magazine. As a freelancer, Huff produced hundreds of "How to" feature articles and wrote at least sixteen books, most of which concerned household...